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‘The Music Shop’ by Rachel Joyce


“There was once a music shop. From the outside it looked like any shop, in any backstreet. It had no name above the door. No record display in the window. There was just a homemade poster stuck to the glass. FOR THE MUSIC YOU NEED!! EVERYONE WELCOME!! WE ONLY SELL VINYL!!” “The Music Shop,” by Rachel Joyce, is the story […]

Souper Bowl VI Returns to Marco Island

They say that soup is good for the soul. Incidentally, soup is also great for fundraising. The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce’s sixth annual Souper Bowl returned last weekend, bringing with it gallons of piping hot soup and thousands of dollars in scholarship funds. “Of all the Chamber events, this is one of my favorites,” Marco Island Chamber of Commerce […]

UCMI Celebrates 50 Years

Reverend Mark Williams was ecstatic when, on a Sunday morning last month, he announced to his congregation that the United Church of Marco Island would kick off a 10-week celebration of its 50th Anniversary. At a time when there were only 60 homes located on Marco Island, Reverend Wesley Riedell and his wife arrived on the island, in the fall […]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: A Thought Provoking and Original Film


Sometimes a film comes along that plays with your expectations. As you watch it, you may expect it to be heading in one direction, only for it to swerve and take you in another. Despite possessing a mouthful of a title, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a phenomenal and original experience for all adult audiences. The movie follows Mildred […]

What’s Haplpening at the Center for the Arts

February is a busy month at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Residents and visitors will enjoy first-rate exhibitions, performances, and the elegant Gala. For a full listing of events, visit marcoislandart.org. Read more about The Gala in this issue of Coastal Breeze News. A Magician’s Magician Visits Marco Island Center for the Arts is pleased to present direct […]

Mote Aquarium Rebirth Planned

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium’s President and CEO, Dr. Michael P. Crosby, has announced that Mote will build a spectacular new aquarium on mainland Sarasota County. The new Mote Science Education Aquarium will be designed and located strategically to serve a much greater cross-section of Florida residents and visitors. There have been discussions with Sarasota County for the use of […]


ARIES (March 21-April 19): You might prefer to be a trail blazer and doer of daring deeds but in the week ahead you are more likely to earn disapproval for your efforts. Maintain a low profile and steer clear of disputes. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Speak calmly and clearly and then people will listen to what you say. During the […]

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